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USF neurologist lead author on updated AAN guideline for treating essential tremor

October 19, 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The American Academy of Neurology has released an updated guideline on how to best treat essential tremor, which is the most common type of tremor disorder and is often confused with other movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. The guideline is published in the October 19, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Essential tremor affects the hands, head and voice and can be disabling for the estimated 10 million people in the United States living with the disorder. […]

College of Pharmacy highlights vital role in improving patient safety

October 18, 2011

Pharmacy Week activities offer opportunities to learn about medication safety, pharmacy profession Tampa, FL (Oct. 18, 2011) – Pharmacists at USF College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacotherapeutics and Clinical Research will use National Hospital & Health-System Pharmacy Week, October 16-22, to underscore the new and vital roles pharmacists now play in patient care. The evolution has been especially dramatic in recent years as pharmacists have moved beyond compounding and dispensing medications to become vital members of multidisciplinary patient-care teams. “Many consumers are not aware that pharmacists play a critical role […]

USF’s Bringing Science Home gets $2M challenge grant

October 3, 2011

Sarasota, FL (Oct. 3, 2011) — The Patterson Foundation announced today that it has extended its $5.6 million collaborative partnership with USF Health for the Bringing Science Home initiative from three years to five years. In addition, The Patterson Foundation announced a dollar-for-dollar matching challenge up to $2 million for donations benefiting Bringing Science Home. This challenge creates the potential for a $4 million endowment for the initiative to ensure it thrives financially in perpetuity. L to R: Nicole Johnson, Bringing Science Home executive director; Debra Jacobs, CEO and president […]

USF School of Physical Therapy awarded $1.59 M from DOD for musculoskeletal research

September 22, 2011

Studies target reducing low back injury and improving prosthetics for military Tampa, FL (Sept. 22, 2011) — The University of South Florida School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences has received a $1.59-million U.S. Department of Defense award for leading-edge musculoskeletal research intended to benefit active duty soldiers and veterans and improve military preparedness. The award will fund two major studies – one investigating whether a specific exercise training regimen may protect against low back injury in combat soldiers and the second evaluating the best prosthetic foot to accommodate soldiers […]

Advances in ataxia research focus of FARA-USF symposium

August 19, 2011

Tampa, FL (Aug. 19, 2011) – Scientists, clinicians and patients will gather Aug. 25 at the University of South Florida to discuss research progress that may lead to therapies for Friedrich’s ataxia and related disorders. The scientific symposium “Cultivating a Cure” will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, in the USF Marshall Student Center Ballroom, 4103 Cedar Circle, Tampa, FL 33620. The symposium, free and open to the public, is hosted by the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) and the USF Ataxia Research Center (ARC). […]

USF gets $2.6 million NIH grant to study new post-stroke therapy

August 11, 2011

Researchers will examine in a rat model of stroke whether adult stem cells may repair leaky blood-brain barrier Tampa, FL (Aug. 11, 2011) – University of South Florida Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair faculty members have received a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate whether cells derived from human bone marrow may improve post-stroke therapy by repairing the blood-brain barrier.  This barrier prevents harmful substances in circulating blood from entering the brain while allowing passage of needed substances. Current treatment for ischemic stroke is limited to one FDA-approved drug, […]

USF re-awarded scholarship funding through RWJF New Careers in Nursing program

August 8, 2011

Scholarships will support USF College of Nursing in training a demographically representative pool of nursing professionals Tampa, FL (August 5, 2011) – The College of Nursing at the University of South Florida, for the third consecutive year, has been selected as a grant recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN). During the 2011-2012 academic year, the USF College of Nursing will receive $50,000 to support students in the Second Bachelor degree program who are traditionally underrepresented in the field of nursing. The NCIN […]

Medical students selected for emotional intelligence arrive for innovative MD program

July 25, 2011

See more about SELECT in this video:   TAMPA (July 25, 2011) — The first medical students enrolled in SELECT, an innovative program designed to educate the physician leaders of the future, will arrive on the USF Health campus this week. In addition to their academic credentials, students were chosen for their high level of emotional intelligence. Candidates were assessed using an in-depth interview process often used in the business world but rarely employed in academic medicine. The SELECT (Scholarly Excellence. Leadership Experiences. Collaborative Training.) program will give these students […]

Meredeth A. Rowe named Lewis and Leona Hughes Endowed Chair in Nursing Science

July 22, 2011

 Tampa, FL (July 21, 2011) – The College of Nursing at the University of South Florida announces the appointment of Meredeth A. Rowe, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, as Professor and Lewis and Leona Hughes Endowed Chair in Nursing Science. Dr. Rowe joins USF from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, where she was a Professor and Nurse Scientist with the Veterans Administration. Known as a leading nurse scientist in geriatrics and Alzheimer’s research, Dr. Rowe joins a world-class innovative nursing faculty at USF ranked 28th nationally in National Institutes […]

Sandra Cadena named to national medical coding workgroup

July 8, 2011

Tampa, FL (July 8, 2011) — Sandra Cadena, PhD, ARNP, CS, CNE of the University of South Florida College of Nursing, has been appointed to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel on Psychological and Psychiatric Services. This panel, along with other specialty panels, is charged with recommending CPT changes to the American Medical Association. Dr. Cadena, assistant professor and director of the Center for Global Health, was nominated to sit on this national body as the nursing member by both the American Nurses Association and the America Psychiatric Nurses […]

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